Marttila (Finnish: [ˈmɑrtːilɑ]; Swedish: S:t Mårtens, i.e. "Saint Martin's") is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. The municipality has a population of 1,988 (31 December 2021)[2] and covers an area of 195.99 square kilometres (75.67 sq mi) of which 0.71 km2 (0.27 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 10.18 inhabitants per square kilometre (26.4/sq mi).

Marttila
S:t Mårtens
Municipality
Marttilan kunta
S:t Mårtens kommun
A countryside of Marttila
A countryside of Marttila
Coat of arms of Marttila
Location of Marttila in Finland
Location of Marttila in Finland
Coordinates: 60°35′N 022°54′E / 60.583°N 22.900°E / 60.583; 22.900Coordinates: 60°35′N 022°54′E / 60.583°N 22.900°E / 60.583; 22.900
Country Finland
RegionSouthwest Finland
Sub-regionLoimaa sub-region
Charter1409
Government
 • Municipal managerCarita Maisila
Area
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total195.99 km2 (75.67 sq mi)
 • Land195.27 km2 (75.39 sq mi)
 • Water0.71 km2 (0.27 sq mi)
 • Rank264th largest in Finland
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total1,988
 • Rank263rd largest in Finland
 • Density10.18/km2 (26.4/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.5% (official)
 • Swedish0.6%
 • Others0.9%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1415.9%
 • 15 to 6456.3%
 • 65 or older27.8%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.75%
ClimateDfc
Websitewww.marttila.fi

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Marttila's neighbouring municipalities are Koski Tl, Lieto, Loimaa, Paimio, Pöytyä and Salo.

HistoryEdit

During the Swedish domestic war regarding who was to be king, an important battle took place here 29 August 1599. Troops under Axel Kurck, supporting king Sigismund were defeated by troops supported duke Karl, soon to be king Karl IX. Karl more or less already ruled Sweden and what is Finland nowadays, and Sigismund were based in Poland. There is a memorial, erected 1934, to be seen in Marttila. Martilla is along what at that time was called "Tavastlands Oxväg", in Finnish language now posted as "Hämeen Härkätie" which in English translates to "Oxroad of Häme".

Notable peopleEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M12*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Population according to age (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003–2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Marttila at Wikimedia Commons